This set comes in a small kraft box measuring 3.5 × 3.5 × 1 in
Most seed companies optimize for costs. That means that when they have envelopes to fill, they'll scan the market for the cheapest bulk seeds they can provide.
Where our approach differs is that we optimize for indoor/urban gardening performance. We look for seed cultivars (or 'strains', if we were talking about weed) that have attributes that make them better suited for indoor and urban gardeners. This means that, where possible, we select seeds that offer
- dense foliage
- compact stature
- pest & disease resistance
- draught tolerant
- low light tolerant
You can learn more about how Urban Leaf (and our approach) differs from other gardening companies here.
This set includes 6 packets of seeds as well as a planting and germination guide to get you started. The varieties included are:
- Micro Basil (aka Spicy Globe)
- Sweet/Italian Basil
- Thai Basil
- Purple Basil
- Lemon Basil
- Lime Basil
What you need depends on how you decide you grow your seed. You may need a pot or another type of container. And, water and sun of course.
All of the basils sprout in 1-2 weeks.
All of the basils can be harvested after 2 months.
All of the basils require full sun, or 6+ hours of sunlight.
Water 3 – 4 times per week
Yes! Basil grows better than almost any other herb hydroponically, and this includes our bottle garden kits. Basil loves damp conditions.
Refunds & Returns
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reviews for Basil Seed Collection
Good value for the cost. The packaging was cute. All the seeds I have used are growing.
I purchased a variety of herb seeds this past spring. I started my herbs indoors and moved my basil and parsley outdoors for the summer. These herbs are so healthy, tasty and fragrant and after 8 months are still blooming. I just received the basil variety packs and they have just begun to sprout. I recommend Urban Leaf products without hesitation. Also their follow-up emails never fail to make you smile!
Packaged well, many seeds per package, well written instructions for how to plant. Very happy with our purchase!
Great product. Germinated fast. Just wish there were more seeds. But, they sprouted fast and look good.
I was so very excited for these but was disappointed. I have a full garden and a lot of these seeds did not germinate. I won’t buy from here again..
I like basil. I like several varieties of basil--especially lime basil. It's great in salads. I bought this variety of seeds because it had so many favorites in one offering. Germination was a snap and very complete. I do think that for the overall number of seeds provided, the collection is a bit pricey--but you ARE paying for variety here.
All seeds are sprouting
Usually basil germinates prolifically. Not his. Less then 10% germinated.
It took a while for the seeds to grow due to a cold spring. But once they grew, they created a huge bush of basil. I would buy it again and give it more space to grow!
I love basil!! Can’t wait to start my windowsill herb garden!.